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Meaning of FALSITY

Pronunciation:  'folsitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a false statement
  2. [n]  the state of being false or untrue; "argument could not determine its truth or falsity"
 

FALSITY is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: false statement, falsehood, falseness, untruth
 
 Antonyms: the true, true statement, truth, truth, verity
 
 See Also: contradiction, contradiction in terms, deceit, deception, dodge, dodging, fable, fabrication, fiction, irreality, lie, misrepresentation, prevarication, scheme, spuriousness, statement, unreality

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fal"si*ty\, n.;pl. {Falsities}. [L. falsitas: cf. F.
fausset['e], OF. also, falsit['e]. See {False}, a.]
1. The quality of being false; coutrariety or want of
   conformity to truth.

         Probability does not make any alteration, either in
         the truth or falsity of things.       --South.

2. That which is false; falsehood; a lie; a false assertion.

         Men often swallow falsities for truths. --Sir T.
                                               Brown.

Syn: Falsehood; lie; deceit.

Usage: {Falsity}, {Falsehood}, {Lie}. Falsity denotes the
       state or quality of being false. A falsehood is a
       false declaration designedly made. A lie is a gross,
       unblushing falsehood. The falsity of a person's
       assertion may be proved by the evidence of others and
       thus the charge of falsehood be fastened upon him.

 
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